Seun Sangga

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Seun Sangga
Hangul 세운상가
Hanja 世運商街
Revised Romanization Se-un Sang-ga
McCune–Reischauer Seun Sang'ga
Variously translated as Seun Sangga, Sewoon Sangga, Seun Shopping Centre, Sewoon Shopping Centre, Seun Shopping Mall, Sewoon Shopping Mall, etc.

Seun Sangga is a shopping area located between Jongno 3-ga and Toegyero 3-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul. It was renovated in 1966, in what The Hankyoreh described in an editorial as "a symbol of the indiscriminate redevelopment that occurred during the dictatorship years".[1] In the 1970s, it became known for its pornography vendors; however, in the late 1990s, business declined due to the rise of internet pornography.[2]

Redevelopment[edit]

Since its outdated, there were several redevelopment plans about this shopping area. In 2006, Jung-gu suggested a plan to build a megatall skyscraper[3] with the height of 960m and 220-storied,[4] known as Tour Financial Hub Center, but due to the height restriction of Seoul central,[5] the project was abandoned.

In 2008, the Seoul metropolitan government began demolishing its buildings, starting with Hyundai Arcade, with the intention of building tree-covered plazas in their place.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Repeat Mistake of 'Se'un Sangga'", The Hankyoreh, 2004-11-16, retrieved 2011-01-24 
  2. ^ Hong, Won-seong (2003-12-11), "Porn Vendors Finding it Hard to Keep Things Up", Chosun Ilbo, retrieved 2011-01-24 
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  6. ^ Kang, Shin-who (2008-12-17), "Sewoon Shopping Mall to Disappear", The Korea Times, retrieved 2011-01-24 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kwak, Heui-Jeong (2002), A turning point in Korea's urban modernization: The case of the Sewoon Sangga development, Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, ISBN 0-493-88480-7, OCLC 57324550